ROGERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – 30-year-old Connie Ramos is an aspiring makeup artist who discovered her passion for makeup when she was battling cancer.
“Everybody was always asking me why I wore make up when I was sick. It helps out a women going through cancer treatments. It lifts up their spirits. It really does help,” said Ramos.
Ramos has battled cancer multiple times in her life. It’s a battle she almost lost in 2007 when she was diagnosed with liver cancer. Doctors decided not to go through regular cancer treatments because Ramos had already gone through multiple treatments in the past. That’s when she was placed on a transplant list.
Ramos waited four years for a transplant. She said she would get discouraged at times, but was lifted up by family and friends.
In 2011, Ramos finally received the news she had been waiting for.
“We were driving and as we got on the main road,that’s when my phone started beeping. I was with my brother and he also received many text messages and calls. That’s when we found out I was going to get a new liver,” said Ramos.
Since her operation, Ramos has been healthy and cancer free. She is grateful for her donor and their family because they gave her a second chance at life.